Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Norwich City https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/norwich-city Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:40:27 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Talking Tactics: Liverpool sure title winners; Chelsea heydey; Emery flawed]]> <p>The Premier League title race is surely over. Manchester City's defensive issues mean they will lose at least a couple more games this season, and so Liverpool now holding a nine-point advantage can probably afford to lose as many as five of their final 26 Premier League matches (19%). Given their extraordinary consistency over the last 50 league games, it will take a serious collapse for Liverpool to lose it now.</p><p>Pep Guardiola takes the blame for a surprising flat 4-4-2 formation at Anfield that did nothing to stop Jurgen Klopp's full-backs from dominating the match - leaving Man City all the way down in fourth as we enter the international break. Leicester City's easy 2-0 win against Arsenal and Chelsea's victory over Crystal Palace has seen them to second and third in the table as an eight-point gap opens up between the top four and rest.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/talking-tactics-liverpool-sure-title-winners-chelsea-heydey-emery-flawed-4303975?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> The Premier League title race is surely over. Manchester City's defensive issues mean they will lose at least a couple more games this season, and so Liverpool now holding a nine-point advantage can probably afford to lose as many as five of their final 26 Premier League matches (19%). Given their extraordinary consistency over the last 50 league games, it will take a serious collapse for Liverpool to lose it now.

Pep Guardiola takes the blame for a surprising flat 4-4-2 formation at Anfield that did nothing to stop Jurgen Klopp's full-backs from dominating the match - leaving Man City all the way down in fourth as we enter the international break. Leicester City's easy 2-0 win against Arsenal and Chelsea's victory over Crystal Palace has seen them to second and third in the table as an eight-point gap opens up between the top four and rest.

Here are three tactical talking points from the weekend action:



1) Man City's 4-4-2 affords Liverpool's full-backs too much space

There were several crucial problems with Guardiola's chosen system at Anfield on Sunday. His flat 4-4-2 didn't offer much protection to either Kyle Walker of Angelino, allowing the hosts' full-backs to dominate via long diagonals into the channels leading directly to all three goals. Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva aren't good enough defensively to track back in time and provide cover, especially not when Liverpool were so direct in getting the ball out wide.

This problem was exacerbated by Kevin de Bruyne's surprise selection alongside Sergio Aguero, because the Belgian was consequently absent in the transitions, preventing Man City from counter-attacking successfully. What's more, the visitors needed a third body in central midfield in order to cover the width properly, whereas with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane occupying City's too-narrow full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson were free to dominate.

Guardiola should have picked a 3-5-2 formation that would have allowed wing-backs to push up and close down the Liverpool full-backs, following a template that Sheff Utd and Man Utd created recently. This formation would also have given City greater numbers in central midfield while allowing Guardiola to use De Bruyne and Aguero together up front.




2) Chelsea's 4-2-3-1 is a tactical throwback to Lampard's heyday

The best way to define Chelsea is by comparing them with the tactical strategies prominent about a decade ago, before Guardiola and Klopp had changed the landscape and when the Premier League was a simpler place. At the peak of Frank Lampard's powers, the dominant system was a 4-2-3-1 with inverted wingers linking up with a number ten.

This is how Willian and Christian Pulisic create overloads centrally with Mason Mount. The three players all drop into similar spaces between the opposition lines of defence and midfield, collecting the ball and running straight at the heart of the opposition. It is rather simplistic, but highly effective against mid-ranking clubs who are too frightened of Chelsea's risk-taking attacks to expose them on the counter-attack.

Jordan Ayew was completely isolated on Saturday as Crystal Palace dropped deeper and deeper before caving under the pressure. In time, teams will work out how to stop Lampard's side from dominating central attacking midfield, but until then Chelsea are uniquely entertaining.




3) Emery's unusual system does nothing to stop Leicester from dominating

Unai Emery used strange tactics even by his standards. A 5-2-3 formation at Leicester had Mesut Ozil as a false nine and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as ineffective wingers, leaving just a two-man midfield to contend with the Leicester runners. Unsurprisingly, with the visitors sitting very deep, Arsenal were overrun in virtually every area of the pitch.

Aubameyang and Lacazette neither pressed nor cut off passing lanes, making them rather pointless and meaning the hosts easily got their midfielders and full-backs on the ball. Ozil similarly provided little defensive support, and so when Brendan Rodgers' side narrowed the pitch (Ricardo Pereira and Ben Chilwell cut inside) they simply overwhelmed Arsenal.

Youri Tielemans and James Maddison eased onto the ball, surging into space with quick one-twos, and although Arsenal's bizarre tactical setup did make them threatening on the counter this match was only ever going to end one way. Leicester's second typified the game; Tielemans tore through an under-stocked centre as Arsenal, in an unfamiliar shape and refusing to close down, simply folded.




Best of the week Hughes & Capoue add control to Watford's 5-3-2

Quique Sanchez Flores has persisted with a 5-3-2 formation throughout his second tenure as Watford manager despite some disappointing results, and that persistence finally paid off at Carrow Road on Friday evening when the Hornets recorded their first win. It does appear as though consistency has led to greater organisation, although Watford were also clearly helped by the return to form of Will Hughes and by Etienne Capoue's recovery from injury.

Hughes linked with Gerard Deulofeu particularly well, creating more chances (three) than any other player on the pitch. Capoue was joint top of the charts for tackles (four) and interceptions (three) alongside Hughes; together these two picked Norwich's pockets, energising Watford at just the right moment. Norwich were again far too porous at the back.




Worst of the Week West Ham & Southampton look aimless in defeats

November is normally a time of managerial casualties in the Premier League as the international break gives boards the opportunity to assess the first third of the campaign and make some tough decisions. Manuel Pellegrini and Ralph Hasenhuttl could both be out of a job following the directionless performances of West Ham and Southampton.

That Saints only mustered four shots at home to Everton speaks volumes; their 3-4-3 is far too defensive, with Nathan Redmond asked to do too much on his own. West Ham, who haven't won in seven and have a tough set of fixtures coming up, look just as stale. Pellegrini always uses the same 4-1-4-1, and the system has frankly lost its spark.

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<![CDATA[Norwich midfielder Onel Hernandez: Use international break to regroup]]> <p>Norwich City midfielder Onel Hernandez says they can use the international break to regroup after defeat to Watford.</p><p>Hernandez says he and his teammates aren't about to throw in the towel and will use the next two weeks to prepare for Everton and go again.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/norwich-midfielder-onel-hernandez-use-international-break-to-regroup-4303895?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Norwich City midfielder Onel Hernandez says they can use the international break to regroup after defeat to Watford.

Hernandez says he and his teammates aren't about to throw in the towel and will use the next two weeks to prepare for Everton and go again.

We have to stick together, get closer and think about what we can do better," he explained to the club's website. We don't want to change much because, for me, we had a good game. It was just the mistakes that made the difference.

Nothing's over. We have to keep going on and focus on Everton after the international break. We'll have some players coming back like Christoph Zimmermann and Grant Hanley and then we'll start again."

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<![CDATA[Watford boss Sanchez Flores happy beating Norwich: For the fans]]> <p>Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores was delighted with their 2-0 win at Norwich City.</p><p>Gerard Deulofeu's goal after 76 seconds after some lax defending from Emiliano Buendia set Watford on their way and Andre Gray's close-range flick from a Deulofeu cross secured the points.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watford-boss-sanchez-flores-happy-beating-norwich-for-the-fans-4303621?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores was delighted with their 2-0 win at Norwich City.

Gerard Deulofeu's goal after 76 seconds after some lax defending from Emiliano Buendia set Watford on their way and Andre Gray's close-range flick from a Deulofeu cross secured the points.

But they had to survive for 25 minutes with 10 men after Christian Kabasele was dismissed for his second yellow card.

Sanchez Flores said: "We need positive energy and scoring early is how you feed the energy of the players.

"To progress in the right reaction this is the only thing we can do. You can believe in what you are doing but you need results. The first goal of football is to win.

"The players were really strong. They kept their shape and everything was really good. The fans were for a long time waiting, waiting, waiting. This was for the fans, they deserve it.

"We want to play again quickly. Every single match is very tough. No relax, no thinking everything is done. We are there at the bottom and we need to fight."

He added: "It is very good not to concede goals. It is good for us to feel strong and solid. We need to fight and to believe. If we are able to do that we will be able to transmit good positive energies into results.

"I think for us the first feeling is that it is something special for the fans. We wanted to dedicate it to the fans because they have supported for a long time.

"We will work hard until the players are used to this level of performance."

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<![CDATA[Norwich boss Daniel Farke: We made nursey mistakes]]> <p>Norwich City boss Daniel Farke was left angry with his players after their 2-0 home defeat to Watford.</p><p>Gerard Deulofeu's goal after 76 seconds after some lax defending from Emiliano Buendia set Watford on their way and Andre Gray's close-range flick from a Deulofeu cross secured the points.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/norwich-boss-daniel-farke-we-made-nursey-mistakes-4303620?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Norwich City boss Daniel Farke was left angry with his players after their 2-0 home defeat to Watford.

Gerard Deulofeu's goal after 76 seconds after some lax defending from Emiliano Buendia set Watford on their way and Andre Gray's close-range flick from a Deulofeu cross secured the points.

But they had to survive for 25 minutes with 10 men after Christian Kabasele was dismissed for his second yellow card.

Farke said, We did not have the cutting edge today. We created so many situations, we had something like 20 shots. The cutting edge and also the right decision to play the final pass. These things you can accept but mistakes before the goals you cannot accept. We are playing in the best league in the world and you can't make these mistakes.

"We were pretty realistic before the season started and we were aware that we were favourite for position 20.

"We show more or less in every game we are competitive in this league, including in this game, but you have to play without easy mistakes, nursery mistakes. If we can play without these we definitely have chance to get points. Otherwise, we are struggling.

"It is of course not easy for the confidence level with seven games without a win. We had the chance today to get the result if we played a bit more solid."

He also stated: My winger cut inside pretty close to our own goal and lost the ball. To concede a goal from this cheers the other guys up. If you start such an important game with such a nursery mistake it doesn't help the confidence or the mood.

"In football small details make the difference and this was a game defining moment."

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<![CDATA[Watford keeper Ben Foster admits relief after victory over Norwich]]> <p>Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster says there's relief after victory at Norwich City - their first for the season.</p><p>Gerard Deulofeu's goal after 76 seconds after some lax defending from Emiliano Buendia set Watford on their way and Andre Gray's close-range flick from a Deulofeu cross secured the points.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watford-keeper-ben-foster-admits-relief-after-victory-over-norwich-4303619?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster says there's relief after victory at Norwich City - their first for the season.

Gerard Deulofeu's goal after 76 seconds after some lax defending from Emiliano Buendia set Watford on their way and Andre Gray's close-range flick from a Deulofeu cross secured the points.

But they had to survive for 25 minutes with 10 men after Christian Kabasele was dismissed for his second yellow card.

Foster said afterwards, "It's been a while, near six months, it's ridiculous. There's only so long you can say its going to come and we're so glad it has tonight."

On manager Quique Sanchez Flores, he added: "He is a great guy, he's full of energy and it's a massive win for him and for the fans - but I'm really happy for him.

"He's exactly what we need at this time, he's full of confidence and he understands we're all human.

"We've got the talent and the ability. The confidence has taken a massive hit and this is going to do wonders for it."

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<![CDATA[Watford defender Craig Dawson: Senior players must now step up]]> <p>Watford defender Craig Dawson says the senior players need to step up as they battle against relegation.</p><p>Dawson hopes they can find a first win for the season against Norwich City.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watford-defender-craig-dawson-senior-players-must-now-step-up-4303566?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Watford defender Craig Dawson says the senior players need to step up as they battle against relegation.

Dawson hopes they can find a first win for the season against Norwich City.

Everyone's working really hard and we're not far away from that win, so we need to keep on working hard," he said.

The win will come and that will build confidence, and hopefully we can do that this weekend.

We've had a few games where certain decisions have not quite gone for us. That's football. It's important we stay focused and working hard and those decisions will turn for us and the win will come as well.

It's been difficult, but we've got some pretty big characters in the squad trying to keep us all together and everyone's working hard as a team. I think everyone's working well, we just haven't had that win. It has not happened yet, but it will do soon."

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<![CDATA[Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure: Our confidence is low]]> <p>Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has urged teammates to forget about their relegation concerns ahead of facing Norwich City.</p><p>The French midfielder admitted the players were still suffering with low confidence ahead of a hugely important run of fixtures.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watford-midfielder-abdoulaye-doucoure-our-confidence-is-low-4303520?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has urged teammates to forget about their relegation concerns ahead of facing Norwich City.

The French midfielder admitted the players were still suffering with low confidence ahead of a hugely important run of fixtures.

The confidence is not the best at the moment, it's a little bit low," said Doucoure.

But we know we need to be confident and ourself on the pitch to forget a little bit about the table and to play as much as we can.

We know the importance of the game tomorrow, we know we need a result, we know we need a win. It's a massive, massive game, it will be very tough there, but we need to be ready and to take the result there.

We have three or four games coming that are very important for the season, I think it will decide for the rest of the season so we know they're very tough games. The first one is on Friday and we need to be ready and to fight."

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<![CDATA[​Watford boss Sanchez Flores: Norwich is big, big final]]> <p>Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores believes their game against Norwich is a massive final.<br></p><p>The Hornets are facing off against the newly promoted side in a game that will have significant implications on the relegation battle.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watford-boss-sanchez-flores-norwich-is-big-big-final-4303482?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores believes their game against Norwich is a massive final.

The Hornets are facing off against the newly promoted side in a game that will have significant implications on the relegation battle.

Watford have not won a game this season, while they have fewer goals scored than any team in the top four English divisions this term.

Norwich currently lie two points and one place ahead of rock bottom Watford.

"This will be like a big, big final for both teams," said Flores to reporters about the Norwich game.

"It is not the end of the season but it is a big final for both of us and the way the game and result can change the future for both teams will be massive."

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<![CDATA[Team of the Week: Mane saves Liverpool; Newcastle delight; Maguire who?]]> <p>As we have come to expect in the English Premier League, it was a dramatic weekend, filled with late goals with major ramifications.</p><p>Both frontrunners Liverpool and Man City fell behind but managed to claw their way back to somehow claim 3 points.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/team-of-the-week-mane-saves-liverpool-newcastle-delight-maguire-who-4303221?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> As we have come to expect in the English Premier League, it was a dramatic weekend, filled with late goals with major ramifications.

Both frontrunners Liverpool and Man City fell behind but managed to claw their way back to somehow claim 3 points.

Leicester produced another top performance to cement themselves in 3rd spot and Sheffield United blazed through Burnley to move into the top 6.

We here at tribalfootball look at the top performers from Matchday 11 in the Tribal Football Team Of The Week.



GOALKEEPER - BEN FOSTER (Watford)

Despite a disappointing narrow loss to Chelsea, keeper Ben Foster was crucial between the sticks for the hornets, keeping his side in the match for the entirety of the 90 minutes.

Foster made a huge 8 saves, continually keeping the blues at bay, both from close and long range.

He even nearly snatched a point for his side when he went forward deep into stoppage time and fired a bullet head at goal, only to be denied by his opposite number.



LEFT-BACK - ANDY ROBERTSON (Liverpool)

A lot of the focus of this segment, as well as world football, falls upon the skill of individual players. However, what often goes under the radar is appreciating top footballing mentality.

Andy Robertson clearly has bucket loads of ability, with the Champions league winning left-back well and truly in the discussion for being the best in the world at his craft. However when the game looked lost for Liverpool, it was his desire that once again put him in the spotlight.

In the 87th minute Robertson flew past his marker El-Ghazi and busting his gut made a run to the far post, rewarded by Mane who set up the Scotsman to head home. It was an inspired goal worthy of a title-contender.



CENTRE-BACK - STEVE COOK (AFC Bournemouth)

Steve Cook was at the centre of a rigid Bournemouth defence that gave very little away to a visiting Manchester United side.

Winning 5 aerial duels, making 3 interceptions and 9 clearances, the Cherries' skipper was largely responsible for his sides impressive clean sheet.



CENTRE-BACK - CAGLAR SOYUNCU (Leicester City)

The Leicester cult-hero is ever ingraining his name deeper into the hearts of foxes' fans after another commanding performance in their 0-2 win at Selhurst Park.

As always the Turkish defender was robust at the back, preventing the dangerous duo of Zaha and Ayew from registering a shot on target. Soyuncu also won 7 aerial duels and made 8 clearances in his sides impressive clean sheet.

However his headline moment came in the 57th minute when he willed himself at the ball from a corner, stooping to steer his header into the back of the net, giving the foxes a precious 0-1 lead.



RIGHT-BACK - KYLE WALKER (Manchester City)

With another Man City upset on the cards, the pacy full-back almost single handedly pulled his side across the line in City's 2-1 comeback win.

In the 70th minute, the England International drilled in a ball along the ground, expertly picking out Aguero in the box who had the simple task of turning it goalwards to equalise for City.

Again in the 86th minute, Walker arriving late in the box found himself on the end of Angelino's deep cross and managed to score on the half-volley, seizing all 3 points and capping off a terrific performance.



CENTRE-MIDFIELD - JONJO SHELVEY (Newcastle United)

Recalled to the starting line up for the first time in 6 games, the mercurial midfielder was at his creative best on return.

Controlling the Newcastle midfield, Shelvey showed-off his set piece prowess, putting in a beautiful cross for Joelinton to set up the first goal and then scoring a world class goal from a 35 yard free-kick.

Shelvey could've scored one before as well when he hit one first time with the outside of his boot, which smashed against the frame of the goal.



CENTRE-MIDFIELD - JOHN LUNDSTRAM (Sheffield United)

The Englishmen is certainly developing an eye for goal, scoring the opening brace in his sides 3-0 win over Burnley. It was a case of 'right-place right-time' on both occasions for Lundstram, who got on the end of attacking moves after intelligent runs, showing composure and skill to cooly put away both chances.

With 5 shots on goal and 3 tackles, it was a strong performance from the midfielder who sees his side move into the top 6.



LEFT- FORWARD - SADIO MANE (Liverpool)

You'll hear it right across the footballing world, but Liverpool's late comeback was the sign of a side ravenous for a Premier League trophy.

The architect of this superb win was the ever dangerous Sadio Mane.

With the game looking all-but lost at Villa Park, the Senegalese winger floated in a perfect cross for Andy Roberston to head home.

With the away support still celebrating a salvaged point, Mane in the 94th minute attacked the Liverpool corner and headed home into the far post, snatching a historic 3 points from no-where.

In total Mane had 6 shots on goal and 3 key passes.



RIGHT-FORWARD - ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN (Newcastle United)

Newcastle's explosive French winger was an absolute dynamite in Newcastle's dominant win at the London Stadium, continually lacerating the shaky West Ham defence.

Every time Saint-Maximin touched the ball, something exciting happened, either blistering past defenders or bamboozling them with his immaculate skill on the ball.

With 5 successful dribbles and 3/3 shots on target, despite not being able to find the back of the net, it was certainly a stand out performance.



CENTRE-FORWARD - LYS MOUSSET (Sheffield United)

With only 3 Premier League goals in 58 appearances coming into the 19/20 season, eyebrows were raised when he was signed by Sheffield in the summer, with not many expecting Lys Mousset to be a strong attacking threat.

However the Frenchman has hit a purple patch of form under Chris Wilder and with 3 goals from his past 5 games, managed a hat-trick of assists against Burnley in the blades 3-0 win.

Mousset showed his more creative side with his 3 assists (4 key passes), providing a sagacious touch to set up the first goal and a cutting through ball for the third.



CENTRE-FORWARD - TAMMY ABRAHAM (Chelsea)

The youngster was at his clinical best leaving his mark on both Chelsea goals in their 1-2 win at Vicarage Road.

After being played through by a simply mouth-watering Jorginho through ball, Abraham was alert to get to the ball before the keeper and cooly dink it past him with a single touch.

Again in the 55th minute Abraham was played through on goal and again with a one-touch pass rifled it into the path of Pulisic who hardly had to move his feet to double Chelsea's lead.



MANAGER OF THE WEEK - STEVE BRUCE (Newcastle United)

Following the mounting pressure from England's North East, the Veteran manager needed a big performance to lift his side, who hadn't managed to score more than a single goal per game all season.

And a big performance the Toon supporters received, providing a superb outing, with Steve Bruce's men showing a new found potent edge in attack.

Recalling the more attacking Jonjo Shelvey alongside Isaac Hayden from suspension, the Longstaff-less midfield dominated proceedings at the London Stadium.

Furthermore, sticking with the much criticised Joelinton and Almiron paid off, as them alongside Saint-Maximin produced a devastating performance.

Although the scoreline may have read a tight 2-3, the Magpies where miles ahead of their opponents, with the Hammers lucky not to find themselves 5 or 6 goals down.



GOAL OF THE WEEK - JONJO SHELVEY (Newcastle United)



SUBSTITUTE OF THE WEEK - LEANDRO TROSSARD (Brighton)

Coming on in the 58th minute, the young Belgian once again provided a much needed attacking spark, turning the match in favour of the Seagulls.

10 minutes after coming on Trossard got onto the end of a Montoya cross and flicked it past the goalkeeper at the front post to break the deadlock.

Then in the 84th minute he flighted in a terrific set piece for Shane Duffy to ice the game.

A goal and an assist along with 4 key passes is certainly the impact Graham Potter would have dreamed of.

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<![CDATA[Akin Famewo delighted with new Norwich deal]]> <p>Norwich City have announced centre-back Akin Famewo has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract.</p><p>Famewo joined City's academy in January 2019 from Luton Town and became the captain of David Wright's Under-23s team for the 2019-20 season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/akin-famewo-delighted-with-new-norwich-deal-4303259?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BNorwich%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Norwich City have announced centre-back Akin Famewo has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract.

Famewo joined City's academy in January 2019 from Luton Town and became the captain of David Wright's Under-23s team for the 2019-20 season.

The defender has also been involved in Daniel Farke's first-team setup in training and matchday squads this season.

He told canaries.co.uk: It's hard to describe how I'm feeling right now because there's a lot of excitement and good vibes.

It's been a big step up to working with the first-team because the intensity of the Premier League is a lot faster and stronger, but I feel like I'm learning and adapting to it."

Norwich boss Daniel Farke also said: I'm delighted for Akin. He's developed a lot over the last period and his new deal is well deserved.

Akin has recently stepped up to first team training and has adapted very well. We know he still needs time to develop, but he is very much on the right track. He's a good person and has a good presence and energy around him."

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